The Fed Explains Regional Banks

The Fed sounds enormous and ominous, but really, the Federal Reserve Bank is comprised of 12 reserve banks across the country. A short video introduces young economists to the duties and responsibilities of the Fed, specifically the Atlanta Fed, and how it keeps the country's economy stable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Send the video home for class members to watch before a lesson on the Fed
  • Use in an economics class or when discussing the elements of the United States government
  • Incorporate into a lesson on the 2008 financial crisis
  • Have groups research the Federal Reserve branch that monitors their region
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a 9-video series that details the role of the Federal Reserve
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Animation makes the information accessible for learners of all levels
  • Provides a full transcript to ease comprehension
  • Comes with a helpful infographic to compare information
Cons
  • None